Miner's Lettace

Claytonia perfoliata

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A small succulent annual with racemes of white blooms. It grows naturally on moist disturbed waste ground in partial shade but equally on dry sandy light soils. It's young leaves can also be eaten.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Spring

Fruiting time

Autumn

Propagation

Seed

Sow spring or autumn in situ. The seed usually germinates rapidly.

Special features

Ground cover

In a cool acid soil under trees it usually self-sows freely and grows all year round

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Clay, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Acid, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Cullinary

Flowers, Leaves, Roots

Personality

Family

Portulacaceae

Flower colour

White
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